Viveka, Power of Discernment - Problems in Implementation


“Analysing the deficits of our senses and intellect covered with illusion and inborn tendencies, an attempt is made to show how our intuitive power is obstructed and our power of discernment is coloured in our dealing with crucial problems at important junctures of life.


Living beings do have some kind of discernment all the time. Plants discern between light and shade, animals choose what to eat or not. But the human being is equipped with a unique discerning faculty, viveka.


Viveka is a state of mind without illusion.”


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This article was first published in the December 2019 issue of Prabuddha Bharata, monthly journal of The Ramakrishna Order started by Swami Vivekananda in 1896. This article is courtesy and copyright Prabuddha Bharata. I have been reading the Prabuddha Bharata for years and found it enlightening. Cost is Rs 180/ for one year, Rs 475/ for three years, Rs 2100/ for twenty years. To subscribe

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